August 1, 2014

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Tough Mudder obstacle challenge coming to Lorain County next month

SOUTH AMHERST — Billed as the “the toughest event on the planet,” the Tough Mudder obstacle course will be held in Lorain County in April. The Tough Mudder events are held worldwide and are designed to test “strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie,” according to the company’s website. It is not a race, but a Read More…

13-year-old girl charged with setting Lake Avenue fire

ELYRIA — A 13-year-old girl is accused of starting Monday night’s fire at 816 Lake Ave. The girl was certified to Juvenile Court on Tuesday for aggravated arson and felonious assault, according to a police press release. Elyria police Lt. Andy Eichenlaub said the girl admitted during a police interview to starting the fire. No Read More…

Girl accused of setting Lake Avenue fire

ELYRIA — A 13-year-old girl was charged in connection with Monday night’s fire at 816 Lake Ave. The girl was certified to Juvenile Court on Tuesday for aggravated arson and felonious assault, according to a police press release. Elyria police Lt. Andy Eichenlaub said the girl admitted to starting the fire while being interviewed by Read More…

Man critical after house fire in Elyria

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ELYRIA — One person was taken to the hospital after a house fire at 816 Lake Ave. about 6 p.m. Monday. Flames licked out from under the eaves of the three-story home as firefighters went through the house working on the blaze. Barbara Henderson, 31, who lived in the home, said her five children were Read More…

School locked down as police hunt for suspect in attempted break-in

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Liberty Elementary School, 5700 Jaycox Road, was placed on lockdown for about 45 minutes Monday afternoon as police searched for a burglary suspect in the area. A resident on Lisa Way reported that a white man, who was between 20 and 30 years old and wearing a black hoodie and black pants, Read More…

Two men arrested when task force raids Sheffield Lake house

SHEFFIELD LAKE — Two men were arrested Friday morning as part of a drug trafficking investigation by the Lorain County Drug Task Force. Sheffield Lake police received numerous complaints of drug trafficking activity at a home on the 700 block of Howell Street, according to a release from the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office. The home’s Read More…

Lorain man in critical condition after bar shooting

LORAIN — Police are investigating a shooting overnight in a South Lorain bar. William M. Charles, 32, of the 3400 block of Norfolk Ave., was shot inside the Pearl Gate bar, at 3734 Pearl Ave. Police were called to the scene just before 2 a.m. Thursday, according to police Lt. Mark Carpentiere. Carpentiere described Charles’ Read More…

State law changes stance on pit bulls

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Pit bull dog breeds will no longer be automatically considered vicious under a law signed Tuesday by Gov. John Kasich. Stephanie Keaton, a Carlisle Township resident and pit bull owner, called the changed law “a huge step,” though she would like to see city bans on pit bulls also overturned. She said she thinks pit Read More…

Avon Lake man arrested after high-speed chase

An Avon Lake man was arrested Tuesday morning following a high-speed chase that covered 19 miles, according to the Mansfield Post of the State Highway Patrol. Christopher O’Shaughnessy, 21, was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, felony fleeing and eluding and speeding. A trooper noticed O’Shaughnessy’s 2010 Ford Focus going north on Interstate 71 Read More…

Insurance lapse costly as fire strikes home

Mike Victor examines his basement after a fire damaged his home on April Hill Drive in Grafton Township. (CT photo by Kiera Manion-Fischer.)

GRAFTON TWP. — A lapse in homeowner’s insurance left a family with unexpected expenses when a fire destroyed their basement Saturday and left the rest of their home covered with a grimy layer of soot. The April Hill Drive home, at the moment uninhabitable because the electricity and heat cannot yet be turned on, was Read More…